O’Christmas Me, O’Christmas Me
‘Tis the season of giving. That’s unless you’re part of the festive self-gifting craze hitting the UK, with 7 in 10 people admitting to treating themselves to gifts this December. The new research from Three UK, showed that people will fork out as much as £143 on themselves and just £35 on a friend.
In a nod to the nation’s self-indulgent tendencies, Three today launched CalendarMe, an app which allows people to create a 2015 calendar featuring none other than themselves, each and every month.
From January through to December, people will star in a series of far-fetched, hilarious scenarios – appearing as a buff personal trainer, burly firefighter or bikini-clad beach babe, by simply uploading an image of their face to the online app. They’ll be guided through the process by Three’s stylist Marcel, who will provide hints and tips on striking the perfect pose, to perfect their celebrity-style calendars.
Lianne Norry, Director of Brand and Marketing Comms from Three, added: “The CalendarMe app follows hot on the heels of our hugely popular Sing It Kitty app, which launched earlier this year, proving the power of silly shareable content. CalendarMe is all about people having fun and getting into the Christmas spirit, whilst tapping into the current trend for people buying themselves, as well as their loved ones, gifts for Christmas. Not only did our own sales data show a clear trend for self-gifting, with people buying phones and tablets as a treat in December, but our research clearly showed that this is the case across the high street.”
Anyone looking to feature in their own calendar can do so by visiting www.three.co.uk/CalendarMe. Once you’ve created your calendar using the CalendarMe app, you can share with your friends on social media and also enter a prize draw to win one of 10,000 calendars, which will be delivered to homes across the country in time for Christmas, for people to send to friends or to proudly hang on their own wall.
Share your calendar on Twitter using #CalendarMe.
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